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Madness of the Heart (1949)

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75 min | Drama, Romance

Lydia Garth meets Paul de Vandiere, a French nobleman, but their romance is plagued by Lydia's complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision. Paul leaves for France, promising to return and marry Lydia, but she loses her sight while he ...See moreLydia Garth meets Paul de Vandiere, a French nobleman, but their romance is plagued by Lydia's complaint of recurring spells of blurred vision. Paul leaves for France, promising to return and marry Lydia, but she loses her sight while he is gone. Given no hope of recovery, she enters a convent and quickly finds that she has no vocation for life in a nunnery. She finally marries Paul, but encounters strong opposition from Verite Faimont, a neighbor who is very fond of Paul. The latter constantly plots against Lydia and is successful in temporarily breaking up the marriage, but can a miracle of restored vision be seen? Written by Les Adams See less
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Flora Sandstrom (novel) | Charles Bennett (adapted for the screen by)
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Updated Aug 23, 1949

Release date
Sep 20, 1950 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Margaret Lockwood
Lydia Garth Lydia Garth   See fewer
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Paul Dupuis
Paul de Vandiere Paul de Vandiere   See fewer
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Kathleen Byron
Verite Faimont Verite Faimont   See fewer
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Maxwell Reed
Joseph Rondolet Joseph Rondolet   See fewer
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Raymond Lovell
Comte de Vandiere Comte de Vandiere   See fewer
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Maurice Denham
Dr. Simon Blake Dr. Simon Blake   See fewer
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David Hutcheson
Max Ffoliott Max Ffoliott   See fewer
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Cathleen Nesbitt
Mother Superior Mother Superior   See fewer
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Peter Illing
Dr. Matthieu Dr. Matthieu   See fewer
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Jack McNaughton
Attendant Attendant   See fewer
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Pamela Stirling
Felicite Felicite   See fewer
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Marie Burke
Comtesse de Vandiere Comtesse de Vandiere   See fewer
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Joy Harington
Sister Agnes (as Joy Harrington) Sister Agnes (as Joy Harrington)   See fewer
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Kynaston Reeves
Sir Robert Hammond Sir Robert Hammond   See fewer
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Marcel Poncin
Frenchman Frenchman   See fewer
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Patricia Cutts
Girl at bookstall Girl at bookstall   See fewer
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Betty Blake
Woman at bookstall Woman at bookstall   See fewer
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Cynthia Teale
Gwennie Gwennie   See fewer
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Sam Lysons
Priest Priest   See fewer
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Paul Anthony
Acolyte Acolyte   See fewer
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George De Warfaz
Georges Georges   See fewer
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Gillian Maude
Mignon Mignon   See fewer
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Ann Heffernan
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Fletcher Lightfoot
Abbé Merrand Abbé Merrand   See fewer
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H.G. Stoker
French doctor French doctor   See fewer
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Frank Ling
Man in bowler hat Man in bowler hat   See fewer
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Peter Dunlop
Official Official   See fewer
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Sam Kydd
Soldier at airport Soldier at airport   See fewer
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Lionel Grose
Porter Porter   See fewer
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George Pastell
Waiter (as Nino Passtellides) Waiter (as Nino Passtellides)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 152 votes